Welcome 2014! Crafting and Creating Linky!

Hello Friends!

I LOVE to craft and create! I can spend HOURS sewing, painting, scraping, cutting, hot gluing..... well, you get the picture! My kids grew up with the sound of a sewing machine and understood how upset I would get when they used my sewing scissors to cut paper!  GRRRR! My daughter graduated with a Studio Art degree and I think part of the reason she chose this career direction is because of the time she spent creating at the kitchen table with her Grandma and me!

I have to admit, though, that it has been awhile since I have actually used the sewing machine for more than hemming up pants! I love decorating my classroom, so I have spent a lot of time creating fun stuff for that, but THIS year, my resolution is to finish those projects that are sitting in a pile waiting to be completed!

Quilting is one of my passions and I get this from my mother. If I can be half the quilter she is, I will be satisfied! She is amazing! Here are a couple of the Christmas quilts she has given me. Aren't they gorgeous?



A quilting project that I started a few years ago is a "Santa Through the Years" quilt. The squares are first appliqued and then sewn and bound together into a quilt. I only have ONE more square to go! My 2014 resolution is to finish that last square and hopefully go on to the next step of adding details to each square.






I am SO CLOSE to finishing this quilt! My daughter cannot believe that it is just sitting in the TO DO pile!



If you are a beginning quilter (like me), this is a GREAT book for giving easy directions for simple quilting blocks. It is a "print on demand" book which I THINK means that once you purchase it, they print it; so it takes a little longer to get it.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Its-Okay-Quilt-Book/dp/0929950054

I also want to try making some aprons. I am the supreme MESSY cook, MESSY painter, MESSY teacher...... well, you get it! I NEED some CUTE aprons! This one was started by my daughter and it is my resolution to finish it in 2014!


I have had this pattern for a few years and want to try it!


I love buttons and found these at Walmart before Christmas. My kiddos LOVE to use pointers while practicing their reading. So, I am going to heat up the hot glue gun and make some cute pointers - easy peasy, right???


And FINALLY ............ it is my 2014 resolution to USE this beautiful Cameo Silhouette machine! I have seen so many cute projects that were created from it and I KNOW I will LOVE it when I finally take the time to use it!

So that's it for my 2014 Crafting and Creating resolutions! Make sure you link up and share YOUR crafting resolutions! I know I will be inspired by them!


Blessings,




http://lovethosekinders-kinderkay.blogspot.com/

10 comments:

  1. I love to sew too, and have MANY half-finished projects in my "to-do" pile and stacks of beautiful fabric that I am addicted to buying when Jo Ann's runs a sale! I also LOVE buttons, and use them on memory pillows that I make with photo canvas, rick rack, favorite calico prints, and buttons! I do more sewing in the the winter months when the weather outside is frightful! I call it my "Little House on the Prairie" mode! I am a Santa collector too, so I am envious of your "Santa Through The Years" quilt! Well done! What a keepsake!
    ~Jennifer
    www.storiesandsongsinsecond.blogspot.com
    storiesandsongs2@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! As I wrote, I LOVE to quilt, but it takes time as all things do! I really, really want to finish at least one of them this year; hopefully the summer will bring that time to me! I love calico prints and rick rack, too!

      Thank you for commenting!

      Blessings,
      Cindy

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  2. The quilts are beautiful! I not crafty at all and my mom is like yours. It makes me very grateful to receive the gifts she creates for me!
    Happy New Year!
    Michele

    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

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    1. I know! Aren't those handmade gits the best? We are both very lucky to have the Moms that we do!

      Thank you for commenting!

      Blessings,
      Cindy

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  3. I would love to be to make quilts. I created one when I was younger with my grandma. She is a pro at those things and I would love to complete one again! Yours are so adorable!

    Jessica
    The Teacher TalkBexter Review

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    1. Thank you, Jessica! My daughter LOVES spending time with her Grandma and has learned so much from her!

      I hope you find some time to try another quilt! Good luck!

      Blessings,
      Cindy

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  4. I love your quilts! They are absolutely beautiful! I really want to learn how to quilt, but I am quite intimidated by the whole process! I just need to dive in! They also make great backdrops for pictures!

    Rissa
    Keep Calm and Hoot On

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    1. The cool thing about quilting is that you really cannot do it wrong! Because it is all pieced, mistakes can easily be overlooked. The hardest part for me is finding the right color combination. I actually will bring a color wheel with me when deciding on colors..... weird, I know, but it seems to help!

      Good luck and thanks for commenting!

      Blessings,
      Cindy

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  5. Your quilting is beautiful. My sister has made numerous including a wedding quilt that she gave to me. All my guests wrote a sentiment on the back. Something I will cherish always. Here is to getting #12 done!

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    1. OHhhh.... wedding ring quilts..... they are one of the hardest quilts to make and also one of the most beautiful! How lucky you are to have such a lovely keepsake! You are right to cherish it!

      Thanks for commenting and I WILL get #12 finished! (fingers crossed!)

      Blessings,
      Cindy

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